Internships

LFS 496 For-Credit Career Development Internship

The LFS Career Development Internship (LFS 496) prepares UBC students professionally and academically for future careers through a mentored learning experience with a real food business or organization. Students apply the theory they gain from class through on-the-ground food system-related work and through reflections and course assignments that support their practical learning. The positions are unpaid, for-credit internships.

Current Postings:


Community Engagement

Play a vital role in managing community events towards food literacy


Farmers Market

Gain skills in local food marketing and sales


Food Entrepreneur

Make a real difference by training progressive food businesses


Food Systems Communications

Create platforms towards food literacy


Main Mall Community Garden Coordinator

Lead the creation of a community garden


Organic Farming

Learn the ropes of organic agriculture in the heart of campus


Organic Farm – Seed Production

The very foundation of our food system – SEEDS


Shady Acre Farm

Gain practical farming skills on a small-scale operation in Richmond

xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Indigenous Garden Social Media

Create online stories of learning

 

FAQ

1) Is it paid?

No, this is a for-credit, unpaid internship.

2) Can I propose an internship?

It may be possible to propose an internship with an off-campus food systems partner. Do to this, please view eligibility criteria here. If you think your potential internship placement is a good fit with LFS 496, please fill out this form.

3) Is there a course syllabus?

Yes, find the LFS 496 Career Development Internship Syllabus here.

4) Do you have to be a student in the Faculty of Land and Food (LFS)?

No, UBC students from any faculty are eligible.

5) Are there required prerequisites?

No, there are no prerequisites for LFS 496.

More questions?

Contact us at ubcfarm.academic@ubc.ca.